List of benefits rising by £100s in weeks – see how much better off you’ll be

MILLIONS of households will receive a pay rise worth up to hundreds of pounds a year from next month.
The Government is hiking benefit rates by 6.7% in line with the CPI measure of inflation from September 2023.

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Millions on benefits will get a pay rise within weeksCredit: Alamy

Millions on benefits such as Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit will start receiving more money.
Meanwhile those on the state pension will get a pay rise of 8.5% thanks to the Government’s triple lock pledge.
Bear in mind, the amounts we’ve included below might not match what your payments rise by as it depends on your personal circumstances.
Also remember your payments won’t necessarily go up on April 1, but when you usually get paid.

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So if you are expecting your benefit payment on April 5, you will get the pay rise then.
Universal Credit
Standard allowance (per month)

For those single and aged under 25, the standard allowance will rise from £292.11 to £311.68
For those single and aged 25 or over, the standard allowance will rise from £368.74 to £393.45
For joint claimants both under 25, the standard allowance will rise from £458.51 to £489.23
For joint claimants where one or both are 25 or over, the standard allowance will rise from £578.82 to £617.60

Extra amounts for children

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For those with a first child born before April 6, 2017, the extra amount will go up from £315 to £333.33
For those with a child born on or after April 6, 2017 or second child and subsequent child, the extra amount will go up from £269.58 to £287.92
For those with a disabled child, the lower rate addition payment will rise from £146.31 to £156.11 and the higher rate from £456.89 to £487.58

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Extra amounts for limited capability for work

For those deemed to have limited capability for work, the extra amount will go up from £146.31 to £156.11
For those deemed to have limited capability for work or work-related activity, the extra amount will go up from £390.06 to £416.19

Extra amounts for being a carer
Universal Credit claimants can get an additional amount if caring for a severely disabled person for at least 35 hours a week.
The amount you get a month will rise from £185.86 to £198.31
The work allowance rates will also rise in April.
Increased work allowance

The higher work allowance (no housing amount) for someone claiming Universal Credit with one or more dependent children or limited capability for work will rise from £631 to £673
The lower work allowance for someone claiming Universal Credit with one or more dependent children or limited capability for work will rise from £379 to £404

State pension
The full rate of the new state pension will go up from £203.85 a week to £221.20.
For the basic part of the old state pension, the rate will increase from £156.20 to £169.50.

How much pension you get will depend on your entitlement.
Housing benefit
Single person

Aged under 25: Increases from £67.20 to £71.70
Any age and on main phase ESA: Increases from £84.80 to £90.50
Aged between 25 and state pension credit age: Increases from £84.80 to £90.50
Has reached pension age: Increases from £217 to £235.20

Lone parent

Aged under 18: Increases from £67.20 to £71.70
Any age and on main phase ESA: Increas …
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